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Posted: Feb 28, 2022

MBCI Announces Schedule Of Installation Courses For 2022

Houston, TX - MBCI is offering contractors training courses on the proper use and procedures for installing standing seam roofing and insulated metal panels. The courses will be held throughout 2022 at the Star Building Systems Training Facility in Oklahoma City.

Posted: Feb 25, 2022

AIA Billings Index Begins 2022 In Positive Territory

Washington, DC – Architecture firms began 2022 with a slight improvement in business conditions, according to a new report from The American Institute of Architects (AIA). AIA’s Architecture Billings Index (ABI) score for January was 51.0 (any score over 50 indicates billings growth). Inquiries into new work and the value of new design contracts both remained strong with scores of 61.9 and 56.1 respectively.

Posted: Feb 24, 2022

ATAS Introduces New DSV120 Metal Wall Panel Profile

Allentown, PA - ATAS International has introduced a new profile to its Design Wall panel system. The new High Design Wall Flush V (DSV120) panel has been added to the existing series of four profile options. Typical applications for this panel include walls, fascia, or equipment screens.

Posted: Feb 23, 2022

Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Eases In February

Washington, DC – The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) has released the February 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). The index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $900 billion equipment finance sector. Overall, confidence in the equipment finance market is 61.8, easing from the January index of 63.9.

Posted: Feb 23, 2022

New App Connects Employers With Skilled Workers

Baton Rouge, LA – A new app is helping businesses find the skilled workers they need in this often challenging and competitive labor market. BoomNation is a new app community where skilled workers find applicable content, communicate with employers, and find jobs within their field of work. This new app helps employers find and connect with qualified talent in just minutes.

Posted: Feb 21, 2022

Westlake Royal Building Products™ Introduces SwiftGuard™ Roof Underlayment

Houston, TX – Westlake Royal Building Products™ has introduced a new synthetic roofing underlayment for steel, tile, shingle and shake roofing. Called SwiftGuard™, the new roofing solution is easily installed and leverages a patented nail gasketing technology to provide durable all-season weather protection. Westlake Royal™ gave contractors and builders their first peek at the new product at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans, and at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) in Orlando.

Posted: Feb 18, 2022

Bradbury Group Experts To Lead Sessions At Upcoming FMA Workshop

Moundridge, KS - Two Bradbury Group experts are slated to lead classes at the 2022 World-Class Roll Forming Workshop. The workshop will take place April 11-13 in Memphis, TN. The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association annual workshop offers small-group roll forming training sessions and networking events to those within the industry.

Posted: Feb 17, 2022

MBMA Announces 2021 Student Design Competition Award Winners

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) announces the winners of its inaugural Student Design Competition. On February 15, 2022, the association acknowledged five students and their faculty sponsors in an online ceremony and awarded a total of $16,000 in awards.

Posted: Feb 16, 2022

Reroof Market Index Survey Shows Improved Opportunities In Q4 2021

Rosemont, IL - A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing. The results indicate opportunities in the reroofing industry improved during the fourth quarter of 2021 when compared with the same quarter in 2020.

Posted: Feb 15, 2022

IMETCO Adds TAJO™ Terracotta Cladding As Ventilated Facade Option

Norcross, GA - IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently added TAJO™ natural clay based cladding to its ventilated façade options, offering sustainability, energy efficiency, and the beauty of earth-made materials to facilities. The terracotta cladding from IMETCO and Favemanc is a versatile panel system with a wide variety of profiles, dimensions, colors, textures, and natural and glazed finishes for virtually limitless design options.

Posted: Feb 15, 2022

Samco Machinery Celebrates 50th Anniversary Milestone

Toronto, Ontario, Canada - From its beginnings as a one-man operation to an industry-leading global innovator in roll forming and value-added solutions, Samco Machinery celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2022.

Posted: Feb 11, 2022

Westlake Royal Building Products Brand Launched

Houston, TX - Two years of strategic geographic and category acquisitions throughout the North American building materials market has culminated in the creation of the Westlake Royal Building Products™ brand. Bringing together the trusted Royal® Building Products, Boral® North America building products, and DaVinci® Roofscapes product lines under one unified brand signals a new era of growth and opportunity for the 50-year-old company.

Posted: Feb 11, 2022

AGC Reports Construction Spending In December 2021 Increased For The Month And Year

Arlington, VA - Construction spending increased in December compared to both November and a year ago thanks to growing demand for residential construction, according to an analysis of federal spending data the Associated General Contractors of America released today. Association officials noted, however, that spending on private nonresidential construction was flat for the month and down compared to a year ago while public sector construction spending fell for both the month and the year.

Posted: Feb 10, 2022

Garland Introduces Cool-Sil™ Fluid-Applied Membrane System For Aging Metal Roofs

Cleveland, OH - Garland’s newest fluid-applied membrane system, Cool-Sil™, extends the life of aging single-ply, modified bitumen and metal roofs. The liquid rubber membrane significantly enhances watertight performance and eliminates the need for a full replacement, saving facility managers and building owners time and money while also reducing environmental impact.

Posted: Feb 09, 2022

2021 MBMA Annual Report Now Available For Building Design And Construction Professionals

Cleveland, OH - The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) has released its 2021 MBMA Annual Report, “Forging the Future of Metal Building Systems Through Education.” This year’s report focuses on the importance of education in metal building design and construction and how MBMA and its members are meeting the challenges of keeping the workforce engaged and informed.

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